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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our page at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.



    1. CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A Commissioner may request that an item be discussed and moved to later on the agenda)

      1. MOSS LANDING POWER PLANT (99-AFC-4C). Possible approval of a petition to modify a condition of certification LAND-1 to remove Monterey County as the recipient of a coastal public access easement and allow Duke Energy to provide coastal public access, improvements and maintenance.
      2. PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND REDUCTION GRANT PROGRAM. Possible approval of a $12,250 grant to the Sierra View District Hospital to replace their existing chiller with a more energy efficient unit. The total project cost is estimated to be $122,230 and is expected to save the hospital $10,290 annually in reduced electricity costs and an estimated peak load reduction of 49 kilowatts.
      3. CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (ARB). Possible approval of Contract R500-00-002 Amendment 3, to reimburse the Commission $15,000 for a third of the total of the working expenses ($45,000) on the SB 1170 effort. SB 1170 directs the Energy Commission, the Department of General Services and ARB to develop fuel-efficiency and air pollution emission standards and recommendations governing the purchase of new state vehicles and replacement tires that will result in reduced petroleum consumption.
      4. TIAX, LLC. Possible approval of Contract 500-98-028 Amendment 1, to novate contract from Arthur D. Little, Inc. to TIAX, LLC., and a reduction of heat pump water heater units to be field tested from 25-20.
      5. OTAY MESA GENERATING PROJECT (99-AFC-5C). Possible approval of a Petition to Modify the Commission Decision for off-site habitat mitigation.

    1. LOCAL JURISDICTION ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOAN ACCOUNT/ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT (ECAA). Possible approval of a loan to the county of San Mateo for $726,110 to install two 250 kilowatt natural gas fired co-generation systems at the County General Hospital. Contact: Joseph Wang, (916) 654-4026. (15 minutes)
    2. ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE ACT ACCOUNT (ECAA). Possible approval of a loan totaling $40,000 to the United Cerebral Palsy Association Incorporated of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador Counties to install 23 energy efficient heating and air conditioning units. The project is estimated to reduce the annual electricity and natural gas use of the facility by 25,000 kilowatt and 250 therms, respectively, with an annual energy savings of $4,800. Contact: Virginia Lew, (916) 654-3838. (15 minutes)
    3. INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FUND PROPOSED AWARDS. Possible approval of the top ten proposals in ranked order for the 13th solicitation cycle of the $250,000 International Energy Fund. Under the rules, funding cannot exceed $25,000 per project and is awarded based on ranking of proposals. (ERPA funded) Contact: Tim Olson, (916) 654-4528. (15 minutes)
    4. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH. Possible approval of Contract 200-02-003 for $45,000 to provide writing and research services for planning and policy discussion documents regarding the state's future energy related issues. Contact: Sandra Barnett, (916) 654-5186. (15 minutes)
    5. BUILDING INDUSTRY INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 400-02-002 for $97,000 to provide builder training. The training provides valuable information to raise the builder's level of understanding and compliance with the State Energy Code (Model Energy Code (Nevada) or Title 24 (California)) thereby achieving the program goal of measurably increasing the quality and energy efficiency of new homes in Nevada and California. Contact: Alan Marshall, (916) 653-1584. (15 minutes)
    6. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-010 for $300,000 for collaborative research in the National Lighting Product Information Program. Contact: Don Aumann, (916) 654-4588. (15 minutes)
    7. ICF ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED. Possible approval of Contract 500-00-041 Amendment 1, to augment by $400,000 and extend the contract until December 31, 2003 and realign budget line items. Contact: Ann Peterson, (916) 653-4246. (15 minutes)
    8. Minutes

      Approval of Minutes from October 23, 2002 and possible previous Energy Commission meetings (November 8 & 15, 2000, December 6, 2000, December 20, 2000 and January 5, 2000).
    9. Commission Committee and Oversight

      A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
    10. Chief Counsel's Report

      The Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation [Government Code section 11126(e)(3)] or whether facts and circumstances exist that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].
    11. Executive Director's Report

      Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
      [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
    12. Public Adviser's Report
    13. Public Comment

      People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Commission.

      The Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of Commission internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of Item 14.

      If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146, five days prior to the meeting.

      News media inquiries should be directed to:
      Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director -- (916) 654-4989

      Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
      Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

    14. ADDITIONAL ITEM TO BE HEARD - Posted 10/25/2002

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